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When I was a little boy, I had a lazy eye. My mother often looked into it and shouted: “Why can’t you be more like your other eye? That one’s responsible! Always looking where it’s supposed to look!”

My ophthalmologist suggested I use an eye patch. I pretended I was a pirate and looted neighbors’ houses for booty. If caught, I’d attempt to cut off their lips so I could fry them up and feed it to them.

“Why would you do something that sick?” my mother asked.

“I read about it in a book about pirates,” I told her.

My mother was so furious, she burned all my books and forced me to watch television every night.

But with my eye patch, nothing had any depth.

Tom Misuraca studied Writing at Emerson College in his home town of Boston before moving to Los Angeles. Over 120 of his short stories and two novels have been published. His story, Giving Up The Ghosts, was published in Constellations Journal, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2021. He is also a multi-award winning playwright with over 150 short plays and 13 full-lengths produced globally. His musical, Geeks!, was produced Off-Broadway in May 2019. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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